Making Mini Meadows: Q&A with Mike Lizotte

Mike Lizotte, owner and managing partner of American Meadows and author of Mini Meadows, shares how a meadow can be created anywhere — from a rolling...
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How Don Bockelman’s Love of Corn Breeding Happened by Chance

Don Bockelman, recipient of the National Association of Plant Breeders Lifetime Achievement Award, talks about his career in corn breeding, what led to it, and how he...

NAPB Grows to Meet the Future

The National Association of Plant Breeders holds its biggest-ever meeting as its growing membership works to tackle the challenges posed by regulatory and climate changes.

National Association of Plant Breeders Recognizes Peers

At its 2019 annual meeting, the National Association of Plant Breeders (NAPB) presented three awards honoring an outstanding scientist in three categories: Early Career Scientist, Lifetime Achievement,...

It’s a Labor of Love

Looking to make an impact on the world, Emily Combs Ziemke jumped in head first to learn about plant breeding. Now, as the 2019 Future Giant,...
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Michael Kantar on how Netflix is Changing Plant Breeding

Michael Kantar sits down with Seed World's Marc Zienkiewicz to talk about his work at the University of Hawaii, how technologies like Netflix are changing plant breeding,...
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Jeffrey Endelman is a Russet Man

Jeffrey Endelman, recipient of the National Association of Plant Breeders Early Career Scientist Award, talk about how working in computers led him to plant breeding, why he...
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Calyxt Strengthens its Leadership Team to Support Commercial Growth Opportunities

Calyxt, Inc., a healthy food ingredients company, announced that the company is expanding its leadership team to support commercial growth opportunities. This move includes the...

Seed Piracy Hurts All of the Seed Industry

In 2014, the seed industry was stunned by the news of theft of corn germplasm from production fields in Iowa and Illinois, by Chinese nationals trying to...

Can Underutilized Crops Save the World?

Did you know that more than 70% of the world’s calories are produced from four crop species? Our food system hinges on corn, wheat, rice and soybean....
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How Shawn Kaeppler Went from Dairy Cattle Judging to Plant Breeding

Shawn Kaeppler, agronomy professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and recent winner of the National Association of Plant Breeders (NAPB) Lifetime Achievement Award, talks with Marc Zienkiewicz about...
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Peggy Ozias-Akins Doesn’t Have Much Time to Scuba Dive

Peggy Ozias-Akins, Georgia peanut breeder and chair of the National Association of Plant Breeders, talks to Marc Zienkiewicz about her favourite hobby, why she breeds peanuts, her...
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Apps that Drive Change: Q&A with Vilas Rao

Creating cohesive teams and digital tools that impact the seed industry is at the heart of what Vilas Rao, The Climate Corporation vice president of strategy, focuses on daily. Seed...

A Wonderous Work

Iowa State University’s Seeds! Film seeks to reach the next generation. Dr. Manjit Misra spent his early years on the family’s sharecrop operation...

Leticia Gonçalves Talks Culture for the New Bayer

https://youtu.be/oIXz1lMf2Xc Leticia Gonçalves, Bayer senior vice president and U.S. Country Division head, talks with Julie Deering at the American Seed Trade Association’s CSS 2018 & Seed Expo in Chicago, Illinois,...

Plant Breeders and Geneticists Seeding Solutions. How Did Dan Barber Get It So Wrong?

By: Wayne Gale, incoming chair of the American Seed Trade Association and Stokes Seeds president and CEO By now, I’m sure most of...

Seed World Names Emily Combs Ziemke 2019 Future Giant

Poised to make a significant contribution to the science and business of seeds, Emily Combs Ziemke of Corteva Agriscience was recognized by Seed World as the 2019...

Breeding Corn Inbreds that Make an Impact

A retired DeKalb corn breeder reflects on his 37-plus year career with the company, the role of plant breeding and the seed industry in general.  Special recognition each year at...

Explore New Frontiers

The American Seed Trade Association looks to continue driving progress on issues important to the seed industry, while pausing to recognize those who have contributed to...

10 Reasons You Should Look Forward to the Future

Ah, the good old days! Everything was better back then! Or was it? Surveys show that in many countries, a majority...